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May 29, 2024:  I'm taking an extended leave of absence. Next update October 1. Thank you, Taryn

p.s.  Check out Cheap Night Life & Farmers Markets for summer. 

Thursday, May 16

Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show, ($5), 8 am-4 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Watch: National Men's 35 Tennis Championship, 8 am-5 pm, Harpswell Rd, Brunswick

All Ages Pickleball, ($3D), 9 am-1:30 pm, Town Gym, Sebago

Kids: Woodland Wonder Play, 9:30-11:30 am, Shepard's Farm, Norway

Coffee with Community, 10-11 am, Comm Ctr, Yarmouth

Great Falls Forum on Service Dogs, (hybrid), 12 pm, Library, Lewiston

Older Adult Legal Help, 12 pm, Comm Ctr, Freeport

Community Walk, 12-1 pm, Pondicherry, Bridgton

Senior Tour of Jetport, ($5), 12:30-3 pm, South Portland

2024 Maine Entrepreneurs Summit, 1:30-8 pm, USM, Portland

Theater: Angels in America, ($D), 2 pm, Portland Stage, Portland

Farmers Market, 3-6 pm, Bickford Pav., Yarmouth

Kölsch Day, 3-10 pm, Bissell Brothers, Portland

Uber Driver for the Birds, 4-5 pm

Vines & Virtuosity- Côtes-du-Rhône Wine Tasting, 4-6 pm, Browne Trading Mkt, Portland

'Motherload' Film + Bike Event, 4-8 pm, Centre St, Bath

Wine Tasting & Summer Painting Raffle Kickoff, ($25D), 5 pm, Library, Kennebunkport

Simply Social Networking, 5-6:30 pm, Martin's Pt Health, Brunswick

Urban Bike Riding Class, 5-6:30 pm, Diamond St, Portland

Miracles in Motion- Kids' Hospital Fundraiser, 5-7:30 pm, Main St, South Portland

Black Community Health Needs Discussion, 5:30-7 pm

Adult Drop In Craft Night, (free for res.), 5:30-8 pm, Comm Ctr, Auburn

Bingo, 6-7 pm, Town Hall, Buxton

Book Talk at the Art Gallery, 6-7 pm, Speedwell, Portland

Debra Spark Book Talk, 6-7 pm

Older LGBTQ Dinner, ($D), 6-8 pm, Eq Comm Ctr, Portland

Book Talk- The Once & Future Witch Hunt, 6:30-7:30 pm, Back Cove Books, Portland

 

 

Friday, May 17

Portland Bike Party x Bike to Work Ride, 8-10 am, Congress Sq Prk, Portland

Farmers Market, 8 am-1 pm, Mall Green, Brunswick

Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show, ($5), 8 am-4 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Watch: National Men's 35 Tennis Championship, 8 am-5 pm, Harpswell Rd, Brunswick

2030 Vision Climate Convergence, ($D), 9 am-5 pm, Cottage St, Norway

New England Mineral Conference, (free for <18 + college), 9 am-9 pm, Newry

Grow Your Own Apothecary Class + Seedling Sale, 10:30 am-6 pm, Rt 1, Falmouth

Sebago Lake British WW2 Grave Ceremony, 11:30 am, Veterans Park, Raymond

Women's Networking Lunch, (<$5), 11:30 am-1 pm, Lisbon St, Lewiston

Community Lunch, 12 pm, Comm Ctr, Freeport

Maine Fungi Fest, 12-9:30 pm, USM, Portland

Wescustogo Park Paddle, 1:45 pm, Yarmouth

Author Tim Caverly, 'So You Want to Write a Book?', 2 & 7 pm, Sawyer Memorial, Greene

Gilsland Farm Stewardship Team Session, 2-4 pm, Audubon Ctr, Falmouth

Huzzah Con 2024, (free to watch), 2 pm-12 am, DoubleTree, South Portland

Horse Racing, 3:15 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

First Art Walk of Year, 4-8 pm, Biddeford

Death Cafe, 4:15-6:15 pm, Comm Ctr, Bridgton

Gallery Night with Lin Snow, 5-7 pm, Elements, Biddeford

Mac + Cheese Potluck & Board Games, 5-8 pm, Library, Scarborough

Queer Game Night, 5-8 pm, Nerdcore, Auburn

Music, Magic & A Movie, 6-10 pm, Redbank, South Portland

Portland Bike Party x Woodfords Block Party, 7 pm, Payson Park, Portland

Lake Region Community Chorus, 7 pm, Academy, Bridgton

Theater: The Alibis, 7 pm, Greely High, Cumberland

Marimbist Steph Davis, (call for $D), 7-8 pm, Mayo St Arts, Portland

Spring Bird Migration Walk, 7-8:30 am, For All Forever Prsve, Kennebunk

Away: Festival of Poetry Open Mic, 7-9 pm, Camden

Two Piano Minimalist Works, (hybrid), 7:30 pm, Bates, Lewiston

 

 

Saturday, May 18

Skatepark Jam, Time TBA, Comm Ctr, South Portland

Kids: Fishing Derby, 7-11:30 am, Pettengill Prk, Auburn

Farmers Market, 7 am-1 pm, Deering Oaks Prk, Portland

Farmers Market, 8 am-12 pm, Depot St, Bridgton

Farmers Market, 8 am-12 pm, Scammon St, Saco

Farmers Market, 8 am-12 pm, Central Park, Sanford

Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show, ($5), 8 am-4 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Watch: National Men's 35 Tennis Championship, 8 am-5 pm, Harpswell Rd, Brunswick

Community Ride, 8:30-10 am, City Hall, Bath

Farmers Market, 8:30 am-12 pm, Waterfront Park, Bath

Farmers Market, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick

Farmers Market, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Ballpark Rd, Gorham

Farmers Market, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Garden St, Kennebunk

Farmers Market Opening Day, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Turning Leaf Dr, Windham

Help Us Place Flags on Veterans Graves, 8:30 & 10 am, 2 Cemeteries, Lewiston

The County's Fiddlehead Festival, 8:30 am-8:30 pm, Presque Isle

Longfellow Garden Club Plant Sale, 9-11 am, Woodford St, Portland

Bike Rodeo + Helmet Giveaways, 9 am-12 pm, Rec Ctr, Brunswick

Bike Rodeo, Skate Jam + Pitch Hit Run, 9 am-12 pm, Bridgton

Community Open House, 9 am-12 pm, Parsons Fld, Kennebunkport

Great Falls Model RR Operating Session, 9 am-12 pm, Auburn

Huzzah Con 2024, (free to watch), 9 am-12 am, DoubleTree, South Portland

Farmers Market, 9 am-1 pm, Rt. 11/113, Steep Falls

Junk in the Trunk Freecycle Event, 9 am-1 pm, Comm Ctr, N. Yarmouth

Tate House Museum’s Plant & Herb Sale, 9 am-1 pm, Portland

The Children's Center Touch a Truck, 9 am-1 pm, Portland

Portland Picks Up- Citywide Trash Festival, 9 am-3 pm, Payson Park, Portland

2030 Vision Climate Convergence, ($D), 9 am-5 pm, Cottage St, Norway

New England Mineral Conference, (free for <18 + college), 9 am-7 pm, Newry

Military/Veterans Free Admission Day, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Seashore Trolley Musm, Kennebunk

Riverwalk Rhythm Dedication + Concert, 10 am, Comm St, Bath

Music: Irish Flute & Community Jam, 10-11 am, Library, North Yarmouth

Guided Walk at Community Park, 10-11:15 am, Winn Rd, Falmouth

Discover Diverse Habitats at Highland Farm, 10 am-12 pm, Cider Hill Rd, York

Kids: Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo, 10 am-12 pm, Ocean Ave, Portland

Paws for (Suicide) Prevention, (free + $D), 10 am-12 pm, Memorial Park, Scarborough

Farmers Market Opening Day, 10 am-1 pm, Town Hall, Cumberland

Community Day at Maine Maritime Museum, 10 am-2 pm, Bath

2024 Camden Festival of Poetry, 10 am-5 pm, Camden

Maine Fungi Fest, 10 am-5:30 pm, USM, Portland

Allspeed Bike Swap, 10 am-6 pm, Brighton Ave, Portland

Away: 2024 Professional Truck Driving Championships, 10:30 am-3 pm, Dysart's, Hermon

Bug Light Fun Kite Fly, 11 am, South Portland

'Portraits of Spirituals' with Steph Davis, 11 am-12 pm, Mayo St Arts, Portland

Books A Million Grand Opening, 11 am-1 pm, Gorham Rd, South Portland

Tree Hugging Event, 11 am-1 pm, Deering Oaks Prk, Portland

Away: Alewife Migration Celebration, 11 am-2 pm, Mill Creek Rd, Penobscot

Away: Benton Alewife Festival, 11 am-3 pm, Benton

SpringFest 2024, 11 am-3 pm, Mill Creek Park, South Portland

Definitive Brewing's 6 Year Anniversary Party, 11 am-6 pm, Industrial Wy, Portland

Outdoor Meditation at Lighthouse, 11:30 am-12:15 pm, Cape Elizabeth

Kids to Parks Day + Spring Pollinator Celebration, 12-4 pm, Rotary Park, Biddeford

Open Swim, ($3), 12:30-2 pm, High Sch, Cumberland

Ebike Demos at Outdoor Access Resource Fair, 1-3 pm, Congress Sq Prk, Portland

Get Up & Go Improv Show, 2-3 pm, Hi Fidelity, Portland

Sarah Sax 'Tryouts' Book Launch, 3-4 pm, Back Cove Books, Portland

Horse Racing, 3:15 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Movie: No One Told Me (Postpartum Care), 4-6 pm, Birth Roots, Portland

Chicken Stir Fry Community Meal, 4:30-6:30 pm, Main St, Westbrook

Speedway + Enduro Racers, ($5), 5 pm, Wiscasset

Barefoot Puppets' Galapagos George, (call for $D), 5-6 pm, Mayo St Arts, Portland

Theater: The Alibis, 6 pm, Greely High, Cumberland

 

 

Sunday, May 19

Last Day to Register for Senior Appreciation Dinner, Scarborough

44th Annual Bonny Eagle Car Show, ($5), 8 am-2 pm, Buxton

Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show, ($5), 8 am-4 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Watch: National Men's 35 Tennis Champs, 8 am-5 pm, Harpswell Rd, Brunswick

Cape Challenge Kids Fun Run, 8:30 am, Pond Cove Sch, Cape Elizabeth

Planting Day at Community Garden, 9-11 am, Pierson's Ln, Biddeford

North Pond Paddle, 9 am-12 pm, Norway

Huzzah Con 2024, (free to watch), 9 am-2 pm, DoubleTree, South Portland

BIPOC and LGBTQ Farmworker May Days, 9 am-4:30 pm, Midcoast + So. Maine

New England Mineral Conference, (free for <18 + college), 9 am-5 pm, Newry

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk, 9:30 am-12 pm, Lovell

Farmers Market, 9:30 am-1 pm, Oxford St, Lewiston

Farmers Market, 10 am-2 pm, Town Hall, South Portland

Maine Fungi Fest, 10 am-5 pm, USM, Portland

Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Open House, 10:30 am & 4 pm, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls

Volunteer Park Conservation Training, 11 am-12 pm, Hinkley Park, South Portland

Women's Wellness Networking Group, 11 am-1 pm, Port Rd, Kennebunk

Congress Square Outdoor Market, 11 am-3 pm, Congress Sq Prk, Portland

Taste of Nations Food Festival, (call for $D), 12-6 pm, Mayo St Arts, Portland

USM's Honors Art Show Opening, 1-3 pm, Lewiston

Preconcert Symphony Lecture, 1:30-2 pm, Orion Ctr, Topsham

Theater: The Alibis, 2 pm, Greely High, Cumberland

Scrabble Sunday, 2-8 pm, Argenta Brewing, Portland

Kids: Vaudeville Show, ($5 <18), 2:30-3:30 pm, Saco River Theatre, Buxton

Lake Region Community Chorus, 3 pm, Academy, Bridgton

Music: Cape Breton Fiddling, ($20D), 3-5 pm, Alfred Rd, Kennebunk

Adult Volleyball Open Gym, ($4), 4-6 pm, Comm Ctr, South Portland

Musingo, 4-6 pm, Jumpin Jakes, Old Orchard

Opera In the Pines 'The Crucible' Preshow, ($D), 5:30-6:30 pm, Oak Hill Rd, Standish

Augusta Symphony Orchestra May Concert, 6-8 pm, Church St, Augusta

Opera In the Pines 'The Crucible', ($D), 7-8:30 pm, Oak Hill Rd, Standish

Music: Indoor Busk with Plague Dad, 7-9 pm, Hi Fidelity, Portland

 

 

Monday, May 20

Tennis + Bocce Ball 7 Days a Week, 8 am-7 pm, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

Age 50+ Cornhole, ($2), 9:30-10:30 am, Comm Ctr, Biddeford

Nordic Walking Group, 11-11:45 am, Memorial Park, Standish

Bingo, 1-2:30 pm, Town Hall, Windham

Kids: Teen Hangout, 2-5 pm, Library, Windham

Pickleball, 5:30-7 pm, Elem. Sch, Pownal

Sign Language Class, 6 pm, Library, Windham

En-Roads Climate Policy Simulator Workshop, 7 pm, Space, Portland

 

Tuesday, May 21

Farmers Market, 8 am-1 pm, Mall Green, Brunswick

Tai Chi for Arthritis, 10-11 am, Muni Cmplx, Gray

Interview Strategies, 12-1 pm

On The Gaza War, 1-2 pm, Library, Brunswick

Bridge, 1-4 pm, Muni Ctr, Standish

Kids: Middle/High Open Gym, 2:30-4 pm, Muni Ctr, Gorham

Sales for Solo Entrepreneurs, 6 pm, Cloudport, Portland

Back Cove Books Writing Night, 6-7 pm, Back Cove Books, Portland

Queers in Gear Group Bike Ride, 6-8 pm, Rainbow Bicycle, Lewiston

Middle School Chorus & Band Spring Concert, ($D), 6:30 pm, Falmouth

Bates to Riverside Bird Walk, 6:30-9 pm, Lewiston

Serendipitous Travels with Sue & Steve, (hybrid), 7-8:15 pm

Speed Dating, 7-9 pm, Wessies Den, Westbrook

Men's Volleyball Open Gym, ($3), 7-9:30 pm, Comm Ctr, Biddeford

 

 

Wednesday, May 22

Farmers Market, 7 am-1 pm, Deering Oaks Prk, Portland

Rec Activities for All Veterans, 9 am-12 pm, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester

Do Well & Do Good Women's Business Panel, 9:30-11 am

Wednesday Wander, 10 am-12 pm, Lakes Region

Farmers Market Opening Day, 10 am-1 pm, Hat Trick Dr, Falmouth

Outdoor Hiring Event, 12-3 pm, Kennedy Park, Lewiston

Kids: Ultimate Outdoor Rock, Paper, Scissors, 1 pm, Library, Wells

Age 50+ Cumberland Hiking Trip, ($3), 1-4 pm, Auburn

Kids: 4H Maker Series, 3-4 pm, Library, Windham

All Ages Building Bonanza with Legos & More, 3:30 pm, Library, South Portland

Bridge Streat Food Park, 4-8 pm, Westbrook

LGBTQ Social for Teachers, Staff, Alumni, 5-7 pm, Eq Comm Ctr, Portland

'Streets & Heartbeats' Community Open Mic, 5:30 pm, LA Arts, Lewiston

Gay Cast + Hang, 5:30-7 pm, Ferry Beach, Scarborough

Fun After 5 Professional Youth Networking, 5:30-8 pm, Lewiston

Elem School Chorus & Band Spring Concert, ($D), 6:30 pm, Falmouth

Pirates of New England, 6:30 pm, Town Hall, Cumberland

Life & Death Decisions in Post-Roe America, 7-8 pm, Print, Portland

Men's Drop In Basketball, ($3), 7-9 pm, Middle Sch, Gorham

Movie + Discussion: Gravity, 7-9 pm, Library, Yarmouth

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